The 2019 Commemoration, American Evolution has partnered with notable Virginia institutions and national partners to inspire local, national and international engagement in the themes of democracy, diversity and opportunity and to reinforce Virginia’s leadership in education, tourism, and economic development.

Partner Program: Congo Masks: Masterpieces from Central Africa
Nov 28, 2018-Feb. 24, 2019

Partner Program: Congo Masks: Masterpieces from Central Africa

This innovative and visually compelling exhibition presents nearly 140 masks from the vast Congo region of Africa (known today as ...
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Partner Program: Nightingales of the South
December 13, 2018

Partner Program: Nightingales of the South

During the Civil War, women defied social convention & volunteered by the thousands to serve as nurses in both the ...
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Partner Program: American Adventure Exhibit
Jan. 19-Apr. 28, 2019

Partner Program: American Adventure Exhibit

Do you have what it takes to survive? Take a step back into history to find out. In 1607, settlers ...
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Partner Program: The Immigration Question: A Century Ago and Today
January 30, 2019

Partner Program: The Immigration Question: A Century Ago and Today

Marymount's annual American Heritage lecture will feature Katherine Benton-Cohen of Georgetown University, who will speak on the history of immigration ...
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Partner Program: Black- White Relations in Virginia
February 28, 2019

Partner Program: Black- White Relations in Virginia

Richard and Judith Randolph Strike a Blow Against Slavery Planter Richard Randolph learned to oppose slavery from his stepfather, St ...
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Partner Program: 1919 and Its Legacies: Race, Nation, and Conflict
Mar 1-2, 2019

Partner Program: 1919 and Its Legacies: Race, Nation, and Conflict

Join University of Richmond for a unique symposium on the historical importance and long-term impact of racial injustice on the ...
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Partner Program: Lawrence Brownlee & Eric Owens
March 3, 2019

Partner Program: Lawrence Brownlee & Eric Owens

Named 2017 “Male Singer of the Year” by both the International Opera Awards and Bachtrack, Lawrence Brownlee has been hailed ...
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Partner Program: Celebrating Legacies, Constructing Futures
March 15-16, 2019

Partner Program: Celebrating Legacies, Constructing Futures

Celebrating Legacies, Constructing Futures: Four Hundred Years of Black Community and Culture 2019 marks the four hundredth anniversary of the ...
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Partner Program: Global Status of Women and Girls Conference
March 21-23, 2019

Partner Program: Global Status of Women and Girls Conference

The Global Status of Women and Girls is an interdisciplinary conference that uses the tools of the arts, humanities, social ...
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ALL EVENTS

SIGNATURE EVENTS

See how we are commemorating 400 years of Virginia and American history.

EXHIBITIONS

Museums, foundations, and cultural institutions showcase 400 years of American culture and history.

PARTNER PROGRAMS

Our educational programs
highlight Virginia’s significant
role in American history.